McConchie Asks for Legislative Action on Reapportionment

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: Sen. McConchie calls on the General Assembly to act following the Supreme Court decision on redistricting initiative Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the following statement regarding the recent … Continue reading

Reick: Remap Decision Bodes Poorly for GOP

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s latest post on his web site: Dance Band on the Titanic There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates … Continue reading

Skillicorn Says Remap Decision Reason for Supporting His Candidacy

A press release from GOP State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn: REMAP STRIKE-DOWN IS ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE SKILLICORN EAST DUNDEE – There are 563,000 reasons to vote for Allen Skillicorn over his Democrat opponent for State Representative. Last night the … Continue reading

Democratic Party-Controlled Illinois Supreme Court Disses Remap Vote

No big surprise here. Mike Madigan poured big money to elect Justice Thomas Kilbride over a decade ago. He won what was a Republican district. Republicans counter-attacked in the southern most district and took it away from St. Clair County … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Reacts to Bleacher Victory

A press release from the City of Crystal Lake in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court’s upholding of the Home Rule city’s authority to exercise zoning and water run-off ordinances over High School District 155: Property rights victory at … Continue reading

District 155 To Demolish Bleachers

Here is the state from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner on the loss in the suit challenging their right to build the South High School bleachers: Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Crystal Lake South … Continue reading

D155 Loses Bleacher Case in Illinois Supreme Court

The Crystal Lake High School District lost its South High School bleacher case in the Illinois Supreme Court today. The state’s highest court upheld the decision of McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Chmiel. Here is the conclusion of the … Continue reading

Recording of Illinois Supreme Court Bleacher Hearing Available

Yesterday the fight over zoning between the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher neighbors & City of Crystal Lake and the Crystal Lake Lake High School District 155 went before the Illinois State Supreme Court. The arguments were undoubtedly repetitious. … Continue reading

Rauner on IL Supreme Court Pension Decision that Pension Reform Bill Unconstitutional

A press release from Govenror Bruce Rauner: Statement on Supreme Court Decision CHICAGO – Governor’s spokesman Lance Trover issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court’s decision confirms that benefits earned cannot be reduced. “That’s fair and right, and why the … Continue reading

Former GOP McHenry County Board Member Robert Bless Has Law License Suspended

Fox River Grove’s Robert Bless came out of nowhere to win the Republican nomination for McHenry County Board in 2008. He beat two better known candidates: former Fox River Grove village president Bill Yocius, who ran against me in the … Continue reading

Illinois Supreme Court Refuses to Take Sheriff’s Appeal on Zane Seipler’s Back to Work Case

As predicted by anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of the law, the Illinois Supreme Court has rejected McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s appeal of the Appellate Court’s unanimous affirmation of Associate Judge Thomas Meyer’s affirmation of an arbitrator’s decision … Continue reading

Looks Like Hospital Costs Could Be Going Up

A decision by the Illinois Supreme Court striping Urbana’s Provena Covenant Medical Centerl’s not-for-profit real estate tax exemption will reverberate across the state. Thanks to Capital Fax Blog for alerting me to the case. Folks in Cook County have already … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune Endorses Mary Schostok and Ann Jorgensen for Appellate Court

The only candidates that I have seen campaigning for the 2nd Appellate Court were endorsed today by the Chicago Tribune. Mary Schostok, who held a fund raiser in Crystal Lake Thursday night, and Ann Jorgensen, who was Schostok’s “special guest” … Continue reading

Kirk Dillard Woos McHenry County Women

Billing himself as the only non-millionaire in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, State Senator Kirk Dillard spoke to mainly women at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant Tuesday morning. He related having received this advice from his former boss, … Continue reading

Mentioning the Name That Shall Not Be Mentioned

The Chicago Sun-Times ran write-up of Chicago’s Inspector General David Hoffman’s candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Roland Burris. At the bottom, was another article, next to which was a list of “THE FIELD.” … Continue reading